Bikemap's map styles
Bikemap's basic map shows all cycle paths and important places like bike shops or workshops. Cycle paths are displayed as green lines. Depending on the zoom level international, national or regional cycle paths are visible on the map.
In addition to the basic map, other map styles are available. Find out how you can choose between the different map styles in the following.
Changing the map style
Using the route editor on our website activate (or deactivate) the Heatmap by pressing the “Heatmap” button in the upper right.
To change the map style click on one of the tiles beneath the “Heatmap” button.
By hovering above the little blue arrow below, all available map styles will be displayed.
On our website you can choose between the following map styles: “Basic”, “3D”, “Night”, “OpenStreetMap”, “OpenCycleMap”, “Google Maps” (Terrain) and “Google Hybrid” (Satellite).
In the app you can choose between the map styles “Basic”, “3D”, “Night”, “OpenStreetMap” and “OpenCycleMap”.
You can switch between the map styles by tapping the map layer icon on the right-hand side.
About the map styles
In the app and on the website the map style "Basic" is primarily displayed. Find out detailed information about the other map styles available in the following:
Bikemap's Heatmap is an illustration of more than 500.000.000 kilometers of route data which were planned, recorded and uploaded by our users. Using this map layer allows you to find out which roads or paths are used most frequently and are therefore popular with cyclists.
This map style is based on Bikemap's basic map and is the most suitable for those who like to cycle off-road. Mountainous areas can be easily recognized and are marked by contour lines (visible when zooming in) that provide information about the elevation and steepness of the area. As in the basic map style, bike paths are marked in green here.
The Night map style is a dark map that leaves out most of the colors. This map style was developed primarily to support the dark mode on smartphones and helps to save battery. Cycle paths and lanes are also shown in green here.
OpenStreetMap is a project in which geospatial data are collected and mapped by local people around the world. The resulting map contains extensive and up-to-date data on streets, paths, shops and much more.
Open Street Map has posted a complete map legend online which you can access here.
OpenCycleMap is based on OpenStreetMap and shows a network of national (red), regional (purple) and local cycle paths (blue) upon zooming out. When zooming in and taking a closer look, cycle paths are represented by blue dashed lines. Additional information relevant for cyclists, such as bike shops, drinking fountains, shelters and public toilets, is illustrated and labeled by symbols.
OpenCycleMap is ideal for planning longer bike trips. You can find a map legend here.
By choosing this map style Google Map's terrain map will be shown. This map is most suitable for those who are comfortable with the familiar appearance of Google Maps and are planning a tour in hilly or mountainous terrain.
This map shows satellite imagery with street names and important points labeled additionally. It provides information about the actual appearance of the area. Switching between other map styles and this satellite image map gives you a detailed glimpse into the area's features.